112:1 Praise the Lord!
How blessed is the one2 who obeys3 the Lord,
who takes great delight in keeping his commands.4
112:2 His descendants5 will be powerful on the earth;
the godly6 will be blessed.
112:3 His house contains wealth and riches;
his integrity endures.7
112:4 In the darkness a light8 shines for the godly,
for each one who is merciful, compassionate, and just.9
112:5 It goes well for the one10 who generously lends money,
and conducts his business honestly.11
112:6 For he will never be upended;
others will always remember one who is just.12
112:7 He does not fear bad news.
He13 is confident; he trusts14 in the Lord.
112:8 His resolve15 is firm; he will not succumb to fear
before he looks in triumph on his enemies.
112:9 He generously gives16 to the needy;
his integrity endures.17
He will be vindicated and honored.18
112:10 When the wicked19 see this, they will worry;
they will grind their teeth in frustration20 and melt away;
the desire of the wicked will perish.21